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#1. Student  Yolande Njomjeu 

Jan Steen, 1660 (est)

The card players in an interior

Media: Oil on panel

2- Please list all subjects/objects within the painting in list form

  • 8 persons 
  • a dog
  • table
  • chairs
  • a painting
  • vase
  • cards
  • sword
  • a detailed table cloth
  • an open window
  • kitchen drawers
  • jar/ guilt
  • basket
  • a hat
  • a music instrument

3- What are we being shown? What stands out the most? (to you) 

These people gather together in what seems to be a decent house. some of them are having a discussion meanwhile others are playing cards. One of the ladies playing seems to be playing unfairly. There is actually a card on the floor. We are able to see the back of the house where two other persons are conversing.There is a dog relaxing on the floor. Dogs have always been our companion. What stand out to me is the facial expression of the lady holding a card. We can tell that she is winning the game.

4-How does the artist use space? Which perspective? How does he employ color and light?

Jan Steen uses space in a very fine way. The painting is well defined without being crowded. From the ace card to the detailed table cloth,and the woman dress' material,  Jan Steen seems to be good in organizing his space.. He used a two-point perspective, with the main room in front and access to the back room trough the corridor. the artist uses the light and color to focus the viewer attention on some main actions. The lady holding the card is paint with bright colors and her face is well highlight. The two persons in the back of the painting are also highlight. The other persons on the left conner are paint in darker colors, as if they were missing out on main actions.

#2. Student Brandon Thomas 

The Card Player in an Interior by Jan Steen

Oil Painting on an oak panel

1. Style is Repreentational

woman playing cards

gentlemen playing cards

people visiting in the back and front room





playing cards

3. A social gathering with a game of cards, being played. The woman playing cards feel as she is the main focus of the painting.

4. Linear perspective is being used to draw us to the woman playing cards. Steen uses darker colors  to paint the other people and objects creating a back drop for the woman playing cards. Painting her lighter colors, and having the light directly on her.

Figures in a Dutch Town by a Frozen Canal by Charles Henri Joseph Leickert

Oil painting on canvas

1. Style Representational

2. buildings







3. The daily life of these people  who live around the canal. The road and the canal is what grabs my attention. The buildings and people feel like a supporting elements to the canal itself.

4. Linear perspective draws our attention along the canal. Leickert uses pale blues especially with the clouds and canal. The people are painted darker colors with no definition as if they are painted  to show life at the canal, the light of the painting is a around the building to add contrast to the canal and clouds.

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